rebore or resleeve ford 302

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chevy38
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rebore or resleeve ford 302

Post by chevy38 » Thu 17 Apr 2014, 20:20

i am looking at purchasing a 1970 Ford Fairlane, but something is bothering me the gent had a engineering company strip the motor down and found 2 of the cylinders are pitted from standing for some time with water in them, according to what they told him the 2 cylinders will need to be resleeved :(
now what i want to know is this has anyone had a block resleeved or should i just rebore all 8 cylinders to next size, apparently the other 6 bores are still good
also any idea what sort of price i might be looking at :idea:

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Re: rebore or resleeve ford 302

Post by ZA Perana » Fri 18 Apr 2014, 14:57

chevy38 wrote:i am looking at purchasing a 1970 Ford Fairlane, but something is bothering me the gent had a engineering company strip the motor down and found 2 of the cylinders are pitted from standing for some time with water in them, according to what they told him the 2 cylinders will need to be resleeved :(
now what i want to know is this has anyone had a block resleeved or should i just rebore all 8 cylinders to next size, apparently the other 6 bores are still good
also any idea what sort of price i might be looking at :idea:
In my opinion based on my knowledge resleeving may be a viable idea. Reboring, that's also doable but has the motor been rebored before?
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Re: rebore or resleeve ford 302

Post by alvin chetty » Sat 19 Apr 2014, 09:30

I wouldn't recommend either. the old blocks tend to rust from the water jackets into the cylinder bore and re-sleeving will still create water seepage and problems. Best bet is to replace the block.
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Re: rebore or resleeve ford 302

Post by chevy38 » Tue 22 Apr 2014, 18:57

havent seen the block myself need to ask him to get out to see what the problem is

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